Cindy has studied music theory and piano. She was vocally trained by the late Johnny Land, and has sung with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the Glide Ensemble and a regularly featured soloist with the Metropolitan Community Worship and Praise Choir of San Francisco. She has led two choirs: The Amazing Graces Mira Vista United Methodist Church Choir and the River of Praise Choir of The MCC of the Redwood Empire, whom she has led in music for social justice, including Cancer Race for the Cure, a Marriage Equality performance in the Governor’s chambers, at Glide Memorial Church and at the Sir Frances Drake Hotel. She also championed the ‘small choir tour in Los Angeles and has led workshops regarding how to use a small choir to make community impact. Cindy was requested to conduct a citywide faith choir for Marriage Equality in Alameda and wrote and conducted a musical regarding the voices of youth, entitled, In Our Hands, for which she received a commissioned piece of art.
She had led 25 young people on a mission trip to El Tamarindo, where they rebuilt a school and directed a play. She speaks Dutch and Spanish, has 3 children: 30, 33 and 36, and two granddaughters 2 and 4 years (one who lives in Germany). Living with her are the youngest two children, her granddaughter, her daughter’s dog (a beagle-dalmation mix) and 2 cats. She loves the impact of social justice work, walking, live theater and concerts, especially Colors of Christmas at the SF Symphony, Zumba and having things organized.